Historic Photos of Baton Rouge by Mark E. Martin

Turner Publishing announces the new release, the Historic Photos of Baton Rouge by Mark E. Martin. This 10x10 volume showcases the pictorial narrative of Red Stick through stunning, culled-from-the-archive photos.

Nashville, TN, September 17, 2008 --(PR.com)-- The History of Baton Rouge Told Through Historic Photographs

Translated from the French as “Red Stick,” Baton Rouge has been an integral part of the fabric of the United States’ history. The story of Louisiana’s capital reflects both a diverse and progressive spirit, and a unique culture that is the foundation of the city’s present-day prosperity.

With fact-filled photo captions and chapter introductions by author Mark E. Martin, Historic Photos of Baton Rouge rediscovers the fascinating past of this city through nearly 200 rare photographs culled from the Library of Congress; Louisiana State University—Special Collections; and the State Library of Louisiana, showcased with exceptional clarity and beauty.

From Mississippi River commerce and floods, to the governorship of Huey P. Long, racial integration, and much more, Baton Rouge is shown through the decades in glorious black-and-white photography, displayed in a large format.

“This book is unique for two reasons,” explains publisher Todd Bottorff, “the high quality of printing and binding and the fact that many have never seen these photos.”

Historic Photos of Baton Rouge is part of Turner Publishing’s Historic Photos series. These books, highlighting the history of the great cities across America, have been acclaimed as a staple in the collection of anyone who loves history.

Contact Information:
Rachel Joiner
Liz Chenery
Turner Publishing Company
Phone: (615) 255-2665
Email: rjoiner@turnerpublishing.com

Historic Photos of Baton Rouge
By Mark E. Martin
Turner Publishing, $39.95
ISBN 13: 978-1-59652-441-5

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